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Sexual Health Services

This page contains a list of the Sexual Health Services across the North East of England. The clinic times where stated are as accurate as possible and are guide to when there will be staff available for either appointments or drop in service, it is always best to phone the clinic to make appointments and to check times for the drop in service. If you have any difficulty contacting a Sexual Health Service, please contact MESMAC and we will do our best to help.Get Tested

 

SEXUAL HEALTH CLINICS

The best place to go if you think you’ve got a sexually transmitted infection, or if you want a sexual health check-up, is your local sexual health service. Sexual health clinics are completely confidential, so information isn’t accessible to your partner(s) or family for example. However, if you’ve been referred to the clinic by your GP or a hospital in writing, they’ll be kept informed about your diagnosis and treatment. If confidentiality is particularly important to you, go straight to the clinic without seeing your GP. Sexual health clinics see lots of gay and bisexual men and other men who have sex with men; for example, around 10% of the men attending New Croft Sexual Health Clinic in Newcastle are gay or bisexual. It will help the staff if you’re honest about the kinds of sex you’ve been having, because they’ll be able to do the right tests and treat you more promptly. Many gay and bisexual men and other men who have sex with men routinely have check-ups, some every 3 months, even if they feel perfectly well. Others like to go if they’re starting a new relationship. This way you’re reassured that you’re free from any infections and that you’re not passing anything on to your partner(s).

 

WHAT HAPPENS AT THE CLINIC?

At Sexual Health clinics you often have to make an appointment but lots now have drop in sessions. Procedures vary a little from one clinic to another, but you’ll be asked to give a name (though you don’t have to), and you’ll be given a clinic identification number. You’ll then be asked to wait till you’re called (either by your name or by the number you’ve been given). If you ask for a check-up, or you have something wrong with you but don’t know what it is, the doctor is likely to do the following:

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  • Examine your cock, balls, arse, and general groin area to look for scabies (little mites which burrow under the skin) or crabs (pubic lice), and to see if there are any warts, sores, or moist discharges.
  • Ask you to pass urine into 2 glasses; they’re looking for signs of infection in your urethra (the tube you pass water through).
  • Use a small cotton bud or plastic ‘loop’ to take a swab of the end of your urethra if you have any symptoms.
  • Look up your arse for warts or evidence of infection; the doctor might use an instrument called a proctoscope to help them do this, this may be uncomfortable but does not hurt.
  • Take a swab from your throat with a cotton bud.You will be offered a blood test for Hepatitis B and C, and vaccination if you need it.

You’ll be asked if you want a test for HIV, the virus that can cause AIDS. This is optional and you can refuse the test. If you decide to take the test, the doctor or nurse will go through a pre test discussion with you, this has to happen on every occasion a HIV test is done. If it’s your first attendance or if you are seen as high risk or anxious you’ll be offered the opportunity to speak to a Health Adviser who’ll make sure you know about the advantages and disadvantages of having an HIV test before you make your choice.

 

AFTER THE CHECK UP

If there is anything the doctor or nurse is able to identify on the day you can start treatment immediately. All medication prescribed by sexual health clinics are free of charge. Your results are usually available over the phone and by text. While waiting for your results you should avoid having sex that could put others at risk but you can still have safer sex. Ask the doctor or Health Adviser if you aren’t sure what’s risky. Sexual health clinics should treat gay and bisexual men with the same courtesy as anyone else, and you should never be made to feel guilty for having sex, or for being gay or bisexual. If you feel that you’ve been badly treated, ask to make a formal complaint. Alternatively MESMAC or other local gay men’s services can take up the complaint on your behalf.

 

CLINICS AROUND THE NORTH EAST

 

NEWCASTLE

 

NEW CROFT CENTRE -  INTEGRATED SEXUAL HEALTH SERVICES 

New Croft New Croft Map
New Croft House,
Market Street East.
NE1 6ND.
Call: 0191 229 2999
Website: www.newcastlesexualhealth.com

 

Opening times

Appointments for contraception and sexual health services are available Monday to Friday, mornings, afternoons and evenings.
Walk-in sessions for STI testing and GUM services are available on:

 

Monday –  Friday 9.00am to 13.00pm

 

Appointments for STI testing and GUM services are available on:

 

Monday   09.00am – 16.30pm
Tuesday   08.00am – 18.30pm
Wednesday   08.00am – 18.30pm
Thursday  10.00am – 18.30pm
Friday 09.00am – 16.30pm              

 

A drop in service for young people is now available on Wednesday evenings, 16.30 -19.00pm.
The clinic is for young people aged 13 -19, run by nurses and youth workers from Teenage Kicks and also has it’s own seperate waiting area. Attend the clinic on your own or with a parent, guardian or a friend for support.

Outreach clinic details

 

West end of Newcastle

  • Ponteland Road Health Centre
 Ponteland Road (next door to Aldi) 
Cowgate NE5 3AE.
    Tel: 0191 229 2999 (main centre no.)
    Mondays: 9.00am – 1.00pm

East end of Newcastle

  • Walker Clinic
 Walker Health Centre
 Church Walk NE6 3BS.
    Tel: 0191 229 2999 (main centre no.)
    Wednesday 1.30pm – 4.00pm
 Fridays: 10.00am – 12.30pm

North Newcastle

  • Kenton Clinic
 Betts Avenue Surgery 
Kenton Centre,
 Sherringham Avenue NE3 3QP.
    Tel: 0191 229 2999 (main centre no.)
    Wednesdays: 2.00pm – 4.30pm

Just for young people (under 25s)

  • Streetwise
    Young People’s Project
    Unit 3, 
Blackfriars Court, 
Dispensary Lane, Newcastle upon Tyne
. NE1 4XB.
    Tel: 0191 230 5400
    Monday, Tuesday, Fridays:
2.00pm – 4.30pm,
 Thursdays: 4.00pm – 6.30pm, 
Saturdays: 11.00am – 4.00pm (under 18s)
  • WEYES (West End Youth Enquiry Service)
    4 Graingerville North (Opposite bowling alley) 
Westgate Road, 
NE4 6US.
    Wednesdays: 4.00 – 6.30pm 
Bus routes 10,11,38,39,40
  • New Croft Centre
    Young people only session (for 13 – 19 year olds only)
    New Croft House,
 Market Street East,
 Newcastle upon Tyne.
 NE1 6ND.
    Wednesdays: 4.30 – 7pm
  • Newcastle College
    Students Union
, Rye Hill Campus, 
Newcastle upon Tyne.
 NE4 7SA.
    Thursdays: 12.30 – 2.30pm

 

NEWCASTLE RVI - INFECTIOUS DISEASES OUTPATIENTS

Newcastle RVIRVI
Ward 19,
Floor 6,
New Victoria Wing,
Newcastle RVI.

Call: 0191 282 31 06

Opening times

Monday to Friday 08.00am – 13.00pm and then 14.00pm – 17.00pm. Appointments only.

 

HIV 1 HOUR TEST - MESMAC North East

The MESMAC Newcastle Office  1 hour HIV test logo
3rd Floor,
11 Nelson Street.
NE1 5AN
Call: 0191 233 1333
Monday – Friday 10am-5pm

 

A one-hour HIV testing service open to anyone regardless of gender or sexuality is available in the North East at the MESMAC office in Newcastle
.
The test is a simple finger prick test with pre and post test discussion and results within the hour.
The sessions are available every:

 

Monday between 12.00pm – 6.30pm (by appointment)
Tuesday daytime (by appointment) also drop in - between 17.00 -19.00pm (last patient at 18.30pm)
Wednesday daytime (by appointment)
Thursday am only, last client 11.30am (by appointment
Friday no service
MESMAC can also offer a free Chlamydia ‘Pee in the pot’ postal kit for under 25′s.

EXPRESS STI TESTING CLINICS

 

The New Croft Centre for Sexual Health in Newcastle and MESMAC North East are working together to provide Express Clinics at MESMAC and 2 local gay men’s saunas over the course of 2013/14. The gay men’s clinics will take place at Number 52 Sauna and H2O Sauna. The clinics will offer testing for Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, HIV, Syphilis and Hepatitis B and C. Below are the dates for 2013/14 so far.
If you would like more information about the Express Clinics, please contact MESMAC on: 0191 233 1333. 
EXPRESS CLINIC DATES
  • Friday 29th of August at Number 52 Sauna between 1-5pm
  • Thursday 25th of September at H2O Sauna between 1-5pm
  • Monday 24th of November at H2O Sauna between 12-4pm
  • Tuesday 25th of November at Number 52 Sauna between 12-4pm

 

GATESHEAD

 

 TRINITY SQUARE SEXUAL HEALTH

Gateshead Sexual Health Service, Trinity Square. Gateshead Gateshead Sexual Health Service, Trinity Square. Gateshead
West Street,
Gateshead.
NE8 1AD
Call: 0800 42 20 200 or 0191 283 1575

 Opening times

Monday    09.00am – 16.00pm
Tuesday 08.30am – 19.00pm
Wednesday  13.00am – 16.00pm
Thursday  08.30am – 19.00pm
Friday 09.00am – 16.00pm

 

The clinic operates a walk in service, no appointment is necessary. 
If you would prefer an appointment these are available between 8am and 8pm Tuesdays or Thursdays.

Other Clinics

 

In addition to the main clinic at Bensham Hospital, the following clinics also operate in Gateshead:

 

Ryton Clinic
Grange Road, Ryton, Tyne and Wear. NE40 3LT
Monday 18.15pm -19.30pm – Contraception drop in.

 

Dunston Health Centre
Dunston Bank, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear. NE11 9YP
Tuesday contraception drop in- 16.30pm – 17.30pm – Sorted (Under 25′s only) then 17.30pm-19.30pm.

 

Wrekenton Health Centre
Springwell Road, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear. NE9 7AD
Wednesday 12.30pm – 19.30pm – STI’s and Contraception drop in

 

Blaydon Primary Care Centre
Shibdon Road, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear. NE21 5NW
Thursday 13.30pm – 19.30pm – STI’s and Contraception drop in

 

Low Fell Clinic
Beaconlough Road, Low Fell, Tyne and Wear. NE9 6TD
Thursday – 18.15pm – 19.30pm – Sorted (Under 25′s) Contraception drop in

Contact Numbers

 

If you would like further information about any of the clinics in Gateshead or South Tyneside:
Please call: 0191 283 1586
You can also call the main Freephone number: 0800 42 20 200

 

 

NORTH TYNESIDE

 

ONE TO ONE CENTRE - INTEGRATED CONTRACEPTION AND SEXUAL HEALTH SERVICE

 

Shiremoor, Sexual Health Services, North Tyneside Shiremoor, Sexual Health Services, North Tynesideone to one centre video
Brenkley Avenue
(5 minutes from Shiremoor Metro)
Shiremoor.
NE27 0PR
Call: 0191 2970441 for appointments (Monday – Friday)
Call: 0191 259 2519 for Health Advisor.
Website: www.northumbria.nhs.uk/sexualhealth

 

Queue and wait sessions and appointments available.
 New patients please attend one hour before closing.

 

Opening times

Monday – Wednesday  09.00am – 19.30pm
Thursday    12.30pm – 19.30pm
Friday 09.00am – 19.30pm
Saturday    10.30am – 13.30pm (seen and assessed by a member of the clinical team)

 

Young Persons Contraception & Sexual Health queue & wait Sessions in North Tyneside now at:

 

Tyne Met College, Wallsend, NE28 9NJ
Thursday 11.00am – 14.00pm (by appointment only)

 

Monkseaton Clinic, Chapel Lane, NE25 8AD
Monday 14.00pm – 18.00pm

 

Meadowell Clinic, Waterville Road, North Shields, NE29 6BT   
Tuesday 16.30pm – 19.30pm

 

Youth Village, Hudson St, North Shields, NE30 1DL
Tuesday 13.30pm -5 pm (by Appointments only)

 

John Willie Sams Centre, Market St, Dudley, NE28 9NJ
Wednesday 14.00pm – 18.00pm

 

Sure Start Centre, 11 Howdon Lane, Howdon Sure Start, NE28 0BE
Wednesday 16.00pm – 19.00pm

 

White Swan Centre, Floor 1, Citadel east, Killingworth. NE12 6SS    
Thursday 14.00pm – 18.00pm

 

Please attend at least 45 minutes before the end of the session.

Young People’s Outreach contact is now:
Susie Arrowsmith –  07775547017

 

NORTHUMBERLAND

 

MORPETH CLINIC – INTEGRATED SEXUAL HEALTH SERVICE

Gas House Lane, Sexual Health Services, Morpeth, Northumberland Gas House Lane, Sexual Health Services, Morpeth, Northumberland
Morpeth Clinic,
Gas House Lane,
Morpeth, 
NE61 1SR
Call: 01670 51 51 51

 

Opening times

Monday 13.00pm – 15.30pm queue and wait
Tuesday 09.00am – 11.30am & 15.30 – 18.00pm appointments only
Wednesday 09.00am – 11.30am queue and wait  & 13.30pm – 14.30pm & 16.30pm – 20.00pm appts only
Thursday 13.00pm – 16.00pm appointments only & 14.30pm – 18.00pm queue and wait
Friday 09.00am – 11.30am & 14.00pm – 16.00pm queue and wait

NORTHUMBERLAND SEXUAL HEALTH SERVICES
Northumberland Contraceptive & Sexual Health Services.

Appointments are available across the county Monday to Friday 8.30am-7pm (exact time depends on location)
Clinics around Northumberland with addresses below.

 

CLINICS
Please click on this link for a page of all the available clinics and times.

 

APPOINTMENTS & ADVICE
To make an appointment for any of the Northumberland services, please call:
01670 51 51 51

 

SESSIONS ADDRESS

NORTH NORTHUMBERLAND

  • Alnwick Infirmary, The Hotspur Unit, Infirmary Drive,  Alnwick. NE65 2NR
  • Amble Drop In, Amble Youth Project, Dilston Terrace, Amble. NE65 0DT
  • Berwick Infirmary, Old Cheviot Ward, Infirmary Square, Berwick Upon Tweed. TD15 1LT

WEST NORTHUMBERLAND

  • Haltwhistle, The Health Centre, Greencroft Avenue, Haltwhistle. NE49 9AP
  • Hexham General Day Surgery Unit, Corbridge Road, Hexham. NE46 1QJ

SOUTH EAST NORTHUMBERLAND

  • Ashington, CaSH, Lintonville medical Group, Lintonville Terrace, Ashington. NE63 9UT
  • Bedlington, Bedlingtonshire Medical Group, Glebe Road, Bedlington. NE22 6JX
  • Blyth, Blyth Community Hospital (The Thomas Knight Day Unit Entrance), Thornton Street, Blyth. NE24 1DX
  • Cramlington, CaSH, Cramlington Health Centre, Forum Way, Cramlington. NE23 1QN
  • Lynemouth, Drop In Wellway Medical Group, Albion Terrace, Lynemouth. NE61 5TB
  • Morpeth Clinic, Gas House Lane, Morpeth. NE61 1SR
  • Seaton Delaval, The Surgery, Elsdon Avenue, Seaton Delaval. NE25 0BW
  • Wansbeck General, Woodhorn Lane, Ashington. NE63 9JJ

 

 

SOUTH TYNESIDE

 

STANHOPE PARADE HEALTH CENTRE

Stanhope Parade Sexual Health Services, South Shields Stanhope Parade Sexual Health Services, South Shields
Department of Urinary Medicine,
Gordon Street,
South Shields.
NE33 4JP
Call: 0191 283 2525

Please go to the sexual health reception which is to the right of the main reception.

Opening times

Monday  08.30am – 19.00pm
Tuesday  09.00am – 16.00pm
Wednesday  13.00pm – 19.00pm
Thursday  09.00am – 16.00pm
Friday 08.30am – 16.00pm
Saturday  09.00am – 11.30am 

Other Clinics

Palmers Community Hospital
Wear Street, Jarrow, Tyne and Wear. NE32 3UX

Monday 17.30pm – 19.30pm - Grapevine Under 25′s Contraception drop in/appts
Wednesday 17.30pm – 19.30pm - Contraception drop in/appts

 

Cleadon Park Primary Care Centre
Prince Edward Road, South Shields. NE34 7QD
Under 25′s Contraception drop in/appts
Tuesday 13.00pm – 16.00pm, 16.30pm – 19.15pm
Thursday 16.00pm-17.30pm, Young Person’s Clinic Under 25’s Contraception drop-in

 

Flagg Court Health Centre
Flagg Court, South Shields. NE33 2PG

Thursday 16.30pm – 18.30pm –  Contraception drop in/appts Under 25′s

To contact any of the above clinics, please call: 0191 283 2525

 

SUNDERLAND

 

 

SUNDERLAND
 SEXUAL HEALTH CLINIC

Sunderland Royal, Sexual Health Services Sunderland Royal, Sexual Health Services
Sunderland Royal Hospital,
Kayll Rd.
SR4 7TP
Call: 0191 569 9021 Monday – Friday 08.45am – 17.00pm

 

Opening times

Monday  08.45am – 12.00pm Drop in, 13.30pm – 15.30pm, 16.30pm – 19.20pm Drop in
Tuesday 08.45am – 12.00pm Drop in, 13.30pm – 16.00pm  Drop in
Wednesday 08.45am – 12.00pm, 13.30pm – 18.00pm Drop in
Thursday 08.45am – 12.00pm Drop in, 13.30pm – 16.00pm  Drop in
Friday 08.45am – 12.00pm Drop in, 14.00pm – 16.00pm  Appointments

COUNTY DURHAM

 

 

DURHAM UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL OF NORTH DURHAM

Durham
Durham
DH1 5TW
Call: Advice – 0191 333 2927
Call: Appointments – 0191 333 2660/1

 

Opening times

Monday  09.00am – 12.00 noon & 2.00pm to 4.30pm (Drop in)
Tuesday   10.00am – 13.00pm
Wednesday  09.00am - 11.30am (Drop in) & 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Thursday 10.30am - 1.30pm & 3.00pm to 6.00pm
Friday  09.00am – 12.00 noon                      

 

 

DARLINGTON SEXUAL HEALTH DEPARTMENT

Darlington
Darlington Memorial Hospital,
Hollyhurst Road.
DL3 6HX
Call: Appointments – 01325 743203
Call: Advice – 01325  743982
 

 

Opening times

Monday     09.00am - 12.00 noon & 13.30pm to 16.15pm (Walk in)
Tuesday  09.00am - 12.00 noon & 14.30pm to 16.00pm (Walk in), 16:45pm to 17:30pm (appointments)
Wednesday  09.00am - 12.00 noon
Thursday 09.00am - 12.00 noon & 13.30pm to 16.30pm
Friday 09.00am – 12.00 noon                   

 

 

BISHOP AUCKLAND GENERAL HOSPITAL

Bishop
Department of Sexual Health,
Escomb Annex,
Escomb Road,
Bishop Auckland.
DL14 6AB
Call: Appointments – 01388 455700
Call: Advice – 01388 603180

Opening times

Monday’s 08.30am - 11.30am (Drop in) & 14.00pm to 17.00pm
Tuesday  14.45pm – 17.30pm
Wednesday  08.30am - 11.30am
Thursday 08.30am – 11.30am
Friday  08.30am – 11.30am

 

TEESSIDE

 

Sexual Health Services in the Teesside area are divided between 4 ‘Hubs’. There is one contact telephone number for the service 0333 000 0014 (option 3) which operates as a central booking line for appointments and signpost clients to the following clinics:

 

Middlesbrough

MIDDLESBROUGH
NORTH ORMSBY HEALTH VILLAGE
11a Trinity Mews,
Middlesbrough
TS3 6AL
Call: 01642 459583 or 0333 000 0014 option 3

 

 

Redcar

REDCAR
REDCAR PRIMARY CARE HOSPITAL
West Dyke Road,
Redcar
TS10 4NW
Call: 01642 511156 or 0333 000 0014 option 3

 

 

One Life Hartlepool

HARTLEPOOL
ONE LIFE
Park Road,
Hartlepool.
TS24 7PW
Call: 01429 285719 or 0333 000 0014 option 3

 

Various sexual health, GUM and CASH services available, call for information.

 

Lawson Street

STOCKTON
LAWSON STREET HEALTH CENTRE
Lawson Street,
Stockton on Tees.
TS18 1HU
Call: 01642 704314 or 0333 000 0014 option 3

 

Various sexual health, GUM and CASH services available, call for information.

 

James Cook

 

MIDDLESBROUGH
JAMES COOK UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
Marton Road,
Middlesbrough,
Cleveland.
TS4 3BW
Call: 016420854389
HIV clinics Monday and Thursday 1300-1800 but also opperate an open door policy.
Email: ccienquiries@stees.nhs.uk